Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 20th Jan 2011 21:16 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption "In 2010, exploited Java vulnerabilities outpaced the exploit of Adobe Reader and Acrobat," Landesman, senior security researcher at Cisco, said. "Java was 3.5 times more frequently exploited than were malicious PDFs. That really spells out the need for paying attention to what's making the headlines but also paying attention to the types of things that aren't making the headlines."
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RE[3]: update java
by WorknMan on Fri 21st Jan 2011 01:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: update java"
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Just disable the plugin in the browser, what webpage still uses Java-applets ? Really ?

Only a few that I have seen, but not enough to bother with installing it. Flash is still a necessary evil, so I run it with flashblock on. Fortunately though, I've been able to get by without Java.

Wasn't one of the whole points of Java (besides the 'run everywhere thing, that doesn't really work so much) is that it was supposed to be more secure running in a VM?

Edited 2011-01-21 01:57 UTC

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